Everything you need to know about Italian coffee [E-book]


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Italy without coffee would not be the same Italy. History and curiosities about Italian coffee in ebook format, easy to share and download!

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Everything you need to know about Italian coffee [E-book]

  1. 1. Everything you need to know about Italian coffeeEverything you need to know about Italian coffee
  2. 2. “Good coffee must be black as night, hot as love and as sweet or bitter as life itself” (Arabic proverb)Everything you need to know about Italian coffee
  3. 3. The history of coffee is ancientand its legend has several versions.It has been the protagonist of books,movies and songs …Some people literally can’t do without,while some other people find it disgusting! Anyway, the point is that coffee is today one of the most popular beverages in the world – it is said to be the most popular drink after water! Everything you need to know about Italian coffee
  4. 4. Etiopia is considered the native country of coffee.A goatherd named Kaidi was the first who noticed the strangeenergy of his goats after they had eaten a particular wild berry.He decided to try himself and got surprised in experiencingthe extraordinary properties of the red berry.He shared his discovery with some monks living nearby, whomanaged to prepare a kind of infusion to drink during the longprayer nights, because of its stimulating effect. While in Italy.. At the time of its arrival in Italy, Coffee has been introduced in Italy the Church even declared it devil’s brew through Venice: the first European and condemned the habit of going to the Coffee house opened in Venice in 1645. “Cafès”, considered“places of perdition”, The Italian coffee, worldwide known as until the Pope Clement VIII decided to try Espresso, was invented in Turin only in the beverage. He really appreciated it and 1884. This concentrated beverage has decided to bless it as a Christian drink. become one of the symbols of Italian culture in the world.Everything you need to know about Italian coffee
  5. 5. For Italians, coffee is much more than just a beverage: it is part of their lifestyle and it is linked with conviviality.Coffee in suspenceMany years ago, in the Neapolitansociety, you could order a Caffèsospeso, literally a “coffee insuspense”. Curiously, reachcustomers used to drink a coffeebut often payed for two of them.What happened was that when ahomeless or less fortunate walkedinto a café he could enjoy a coffeeas a courtesy of the first customer.Today the custom of Caffè sospeso Coffee killeris well-known but not used as in The Ammazzacaffè is a funny way to indicate any liquor drunkthe past. Luciano de Crescenzo, an after coffee. The name is due to the will of eliminate the savourItalian writer, has written a book of coffee with a starker taste.titled “Il caffè sospeso ” as a symbol Generally drunk after dinner or lunch, it is usually sipped – andof wisdom philosophy of life. necessary!! to digest after a rich meal, above all during Festivities. Everything you need to know about Italian coffee
  6. 6. Caffe’ Mulassano& Caffe’ al BicerinLocated in Turin, they are historicaland exquisite buildings date back tonineteenth century where theextreme passion for coffee and traditional décor are still alive.Caffè Mulassano is, not only therealm of coffee, but also the placewhere tramezzini (sandwiches)were invented!The member of the House of Savoyused to pop in the bar to drink theirespresso in privacy while Caffèal Bicerin was the favourite one ofthe musician Puccini, the philosopherNietzsche, the minister Cavour, thepoet Gozzano and the writersCalvino, just to name a few. Everything you need to know about Italian coffee
  7. 7. Everything you need to know about Italian coffee
  8. 8. Do not miss our next e-book! © charmingitaly.comEverything you need to know about Italian coffee